Farm facts and furrows

NOHFC Tile and Land clearing project No. 2

Producers interested in participating in the second consortium should contact Brian Bell at 705-282-1638 or for indication of intent and to begin the paperwork. The administrator for this project (LAMBAC) expects to submit a stage 1 proposal to NOHFC before Christmas.


Growing Forward 2 Intake

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) opened a new application intake for Producers and Processors. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, December 3, 2015. For more details:


Slow moving signs

Slow moving signs belong on slow moving vehicles not to be used as driveways markers. The relevant section of the Highway Traffic Act dealing with posting a SMV sign on a gate post, mail box, etc. is 76.(4) Prohibition: 76. (4) No person shall place a slow moving vehicle sign on or near a fixed object where it is readily visible from a highway. 1994, c. 28, s. 1.  Exception (5) Subsection (4) does not apply to a facsimile of a slow moving vehicle sign that is displayed for the information of highway users. 1994, c. 28, s. 1.

There are a number of offenses under the HTA for which there is no set fine. In those cases, such as for the SMV sign provisions, one reverts to section 214, General Penalties which sets fines between $60 and $500. Misuse of a SMV sign would qualify for a fi-ne between $60 and $500.  Not a huge issue, but one that matters and causes confusion.